American beauty and fashion writer, Kelly Dougher, writes for make-up advice website XoVain.com about the deaf perspective on beauty. She has to stare at those hands and lips all the time so she notices when they’re not in good order. Flakey lips or chewed nails? It’s all going to get noticed up by this discerning deaf lady.
Your lips are the first thing I notice about you, and the main thing that I focus on when we’re talking. That might creep some people out if they don’t know why I’m doing it, and I definitely had some teachers (who KNEW I have to read lips) mention my poor eye contact to my parents.
On the other end of the spectrum, I had one teacher, Mr. K., who was so concerned about me being able to read his lips that he trimmed his insanely bushy mustache at the beginning of the year.
In that spirit, let’s talk beauty tips for those of you who might know someone with a hearing loss, or those of you who just like to be prepared.
What do you think, ladies? How important are the state of someone’s lips or nails to deaf people? Got any beauty tips to share yourselves?
Head on over to XoVain. com and check out the full article here and see Kelly taking deaf issues into the Stateside mainstream.
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